It's easy to find men dressed with kilt.It's the tradition of scottish people so there is nothing strange in it.Just for us that we have different traditions it seems a little strange,but believe me it's cool to see them.You can find some in the pubs the the street that arrives to Edinburgh's castle,even if i think it's just a touristic attraction
I know a handful of people who absolutely hate the whine-like sound that the ubiquitous bagpipe makes, but perhaps owing to my Scotland childhood years, I really enjoy this instrument that can be herad around every corner of the city streets. Embrace it, otherwise you'll just be overwhelmed wherever you go.
You will see these chaps all over town doing the Scottish version of busking. Most are happy to have their photo taken with you but make sure you do the right thing & drop a coin in their hat or box or whatever they are using for this purpose. Late in the afternoon it can be quite surreal with the lone piper playing as dark cloud comes racing toward the old town like a butcher to the slaughter and the piper plays on.....
Edinburgh for me is just 'My Heaven'. Some people said it's a small city . But I found it ok . There are really a lots to do in Edinburgh . First of all , you wouldn't like missing 'Palace of Hollyroadhouse' !! Queen Mary used to live here .
Aug-Oct(end of Sep.) is Edinburgh international festival season . During this time , you can see a lot of street performances , nice shows and the world famous Military Tattoo . Also at the end of the festival season , there should be a huge fireworks party , to end up the festival . Believe me , you will not want to miss this ... it's just ------- you know , I can hardly find a word to decribe it . There is a waterfall firework , they did it from the castle ... Geez , I've never seen such a view !!!
If you are looking for a cassette (I know now I would say CD but it was more than 10 years ago...) of traditional Scottish music why not to ask for an advice about the best singer or group to these two nice men playing on the road? I did it!
I spent 10 years of my life in something called Drum and Bugle Corps in New York. If you know what that is you know that this is both similar and somewhat where it all started. Few things brought fear into foreign invaders hearts than hearing the errie wail of bagpipes in the distance...I love the concept.
You must be totally blind in order to miss these guys around Edinburgh. They are just about everywhere playing their bag pipes.
You might hear bagpipes on the streets. This traditional instrument fits like a glove in Edinburgh scenery. The traditional 'suit' is Kilt.
Hee Hee....These are the guards outside of the castle. One of the guards was having troubles keeping his socks up and his kilt straight. Since he can't move the other guy had to fix it for him.
The music they are producing with bagpipes fascinates me. The instrument is very special, I wish I could play it .
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